109:Tootsie Pop Challenge Winners

109:Tootsie Pop Challenge Winners

Well the voting is now complete.  I must admit, part of this project turned out great, but part of it was not how I envisioned it.  I had hoped that more people would come and vote on these little gems of art, but it seems that not that many people stopped by to see.  Mostly friends and family of some of the entrants, which was fine, but I really was hoping to have more people in the blogosphere stop by.  But hey, you know what, their loss!  I was pleased that people had fun with this project and enjoyed their little Tootsie time!! 🙂  That made me happy!  I want to thank EVERYONE who entered, and everyone who signed up to enter, but didn’t get the time (Lord knows that has happened to me almost every year in my local guild’s challenges!!).

Here are the top 5 winners in order: 

Paul from the North (Canada that is),

Gus (from the South I believe),    

Sandi and her good ship Lollipop, 

Jim V. with his Tootsie Pop Collection, 

then Aileen      

and Jeanine 

tied for fifth, so I will figure out something to send to both of them.

 You winners you will have to email me privately with your snail mail so I can send you your prizes.  I have added some things to my giveaway box, so you may get some extras too. 

I have some more to talk about, but this was probably the big one for those who entered, so I thought I better put that up first.   I am running out of time this morning, so I will have to put off some of what I was going to share until later.  There is NEVER enough time is there?

Okay, here is my last bit to share.  My friend Mark Lipinski has done it again!  ANOTHER line of fabric is coming out of the Pickle Road Studios ( I know Pickle Road and Blue Nickel sound so similar, but we had never even heard of each other when we came up with our studio branding concepts) Mark shared a sneak peak of it on his blog.  I thought I would steal a jpeg just to tease you and send you to his September 1st entry for more…you know you can’t get enough of this stuff! 

Here is what I lifted from Mark:    (Hey Mark, I hope you don’t mind, I am sending them all your way though!) It also is in Blues and greens that you can see at his site, but I am particularly partial to these deep reds.  I don’t think it will be out for awhile, but he is debuting it at Fall Market in Houston.  Way to go Mark!

Aughhh, I had more but I really gotta go, although for a great nostalgic trip you should see Tracy’s blog entry ….I could almost hear Donny and Marie right away after reading this.


  • I am sorry I didn’t put up a link to send folks your way. I have been a bad blogger since etsy took a big bite out of my computin’ life. I am even more sorry I didn’t enter this. What a cool idea. Next mini-quilt contest I’m gonna be in it to win it! And Donnie and Marie was my VERY first concert, fyi!!

    YOU got to see Donny and Marie in PERSON!!?? Can I touch your hand? Oh, wait, we are only cyber-friends, I can’t drive across town to bask in your Osmond glow! 🙂 🙂
    And I will EXPECT you to come play in the next challenge…I think it will have a winter theme!

    September 2, 2008 at 8:09 am
  • Scott,
    Those of us who got to participate are just glad you offered the contest. Don’t “beat yourself up” because there weren’t more voters. It was a fun challenge! And I am up for a winter theme since living in Minnesota provides me plenty of inspiration in that category. 🙂 Bring it on!!

    September 2, 2008 at 8:42 am
  • What cool things! If I’d known about your blog, I would have voted. =)

    September 2, 2008 at 11:19 am

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